Sections of Negril hotel collapse, persons rushed to hospital
Claudia Gardner, Assignment Coordinator
Fire and emergency medical personnel were called into action this morning to rescue a construction worker who was trapped in a rubble following the collapse of a section of a building at the Royalton hotel construction site in Negril, Hanover.
After about half an hour of feverish attempts by rescuers, the construction worker was eventually freed and rushed to hospital.
It's reported that about 6 o'clock his morning a section of the hotel's decking collapsed.
According to watch commander at the Hanover Fire Department, Choy Malcolm, four other persons were taken to the Savanna-la-mar hospital.
Malcolm said emergency personnel from the Negril, Lucea and Savanna-la-mar fire stations and Emergency Medical units rushed to the site.
More details to come.